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IcoFX

CNET Editors' review

IcoFX allows users to create custom icons using a variety of tools. The program's intuitive interface and many features make it a great choice for creating icons.

Much of the program's interface will look familiar to users who have experience with Microsoft Paint, although IcoFX is a little more polished. The program displays content in seven panes, all of which can easily be enabled or disabled under the View menu. One pane helpfully includes a tree layout of the user's computer files, while another holds a preview of the contents of a selected folder. This makes it easy to browse through your computer and find the files you'd like to work with. Users can start with a preselected image or create icons from scratch, and it's easy to do both. The online Help file gives detailed descriptions of the program's functions and also offers a set of tutorials. The program includes all of the standard image-editing functions that one would expect, along with a few standouts. Users can easily convert Macintosh icons to Windows icons, and vice versa. The work area can be viewed at an impressive 10,000 percent, allowing users the ability to do very detailed editing. We also liked program's powerful opacity options. The program is easy enough for novices to use, but it contains features that will be appreciated by more-advanced users as well.

IcoFX is free, and it installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users who are looking for a powerful yet easy-to-use icon editor.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.9 stars

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current version:

    4.4 stars

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 4.0 stars

    "IconFX is a solid,easy to use,icon utility."

    May 2, 2011  |   By Noblepuker

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    A solid tool for creating,and editing icons.The interface is simple,yet powerfull enough to satisfy most.
    Brought to us free of charge by IconFX.

    Cons

    None as far as i can see.

    Summary

    I was able to convert some of my pictures to icons in minutes...a 'crop' tool is included as well.
    Creating icons from scratch is straight forward with a color chooser,a toolbar similar to 'mspaint',a zoomed window to paint on,and has an 'actuall size' preview box to watch your progress.
    The program does exactly what it claims.My icon utility search is over.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "You will not find a Free program as good as this one"

    April 29, 2011  |   By Lyk63

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Does everything about icons. Nothing is missing

    Cons

    Does not support uni-code characters so if i want to open an image i first have to copy it to a directory with no uni-code characters, with is annoying. When it is time to save the icon i have to save it to a non uni-code directory and then move it!!

    Summary

    Please make it support uni-code

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple powerful"

    April 14, 2011  |   By tokuzoh

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Every bit its well endowed.

    Cons

    Don't know any at moment

    Summary

    Long ago I have had a similar powerful software bundled with C++ from Microsoft.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I gues it has all you would expect and need"

    March 15, 2011  |   By thelamza

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Most of it

    Cons

    None by me

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worth more than 5 starts"

    March 7, 2011  |   By armorjan

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Every thing is pros, try it yourself

    Cons

    Nothing is con

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Free icon manager that works well with Vista"

    February 2, 2011  |   By sys-eng

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Free icon manager that works well

    Cons

    Dows not work with TIFF files.
    Has not been updated in a few years.
    May not work with Windows 7.

    Summary

    From his website:
    "Create icons for Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista"

    Cnet does not include Vista as one of the support OS's.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy & fun free app to create or modify icons"

    January 17, 2011  |   By jb1162

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Minimal learning curve; does what it is supposed to do.

    Cons

    No cons found yet.

    Summary

    Easy to create icons with transparent background; ability to save as a Windows icon; can save in various sizes; up close magnification for sharp detail.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Top notch software and its Free!"

    August 19, 2010  |   By dd64sg

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    Lots of pros: Allowed me to create 3d looking icons very easily. Creating multi resolution windows or mac icons is a snap.

    Cons

    The only cons it has is i cons.

    Summary

    Brilliant product. Can't believe its free. Max size of icons is 512 x 512, if this limit is removed it could even act as a paint program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Look no further"

    August 11, 2010  |   By BluefoxTheOne

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    First of all it is free.
    Second: it does almost everything I need it to do: convert pictures to icons, create and edit icons. It probably suits everyone's average needs on that matter.

    Cons

    TIFF conversion isn't on the list of features. A minor shortcoming.

    Summary

    After searching and testing some apps that just don't work the way they should, IcoFX came to ease my mind. I will look no further.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A Must-Have program."

    July 10, 2010  |   By danindenver

    Version: IcoFX 1.6.4

    Pros

    It can import almost any image file and create up-to-date icons, even with transparent backgrounds. And, now that I've figured out how to output png files for Linux purposes, it seems like it does everything a person could possibly want.

    Cons

    It isn't made for Linux.

    Summary

    I've spent many happy hours designing 32x32 icons in Goldshell's formerly free icon editor and wishing I could work with some of the higher resolution icons.
    IcoFX is like a dream come true. There is a small learning curve, but the online help pages are actually helpful and I'm sure that this will become an essential part of any developer's toolkit.

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